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Variant of tag cloud using images

Chris Riley [PersonRank 3]

Thursday, December 22, 2005
15 years ago

I've developed a variant on the a normal tag cloud using the Flickr api and images. Instead of writing out the tag, I use an image instead.

It was using the Yahoo image search api, but as Philipp has pointed out before the safe search filter is rubbish, so I removed it and stuck with Flickr.

Anyway, was wondering what you guys thought of it, find it here, cgriley.com/tags/images and a post with more info here cgriley.com/

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Looks interesting. It's slow for me, is that Flickr? Flickr is always slow for me...

Chris Riley [PersonRank 3]

15 years ago #

Yeah, that is Flickr. I've got page level caching for an hour set on the page, but it is Flickr that takes the time. Tony Ruscoe has suggested I use an AJAX approach to try and make it at least seem faster, which I'm going to look into, since I use AJAX quite a bit elsewhere on my site.

Glad you find it interesting though, I'll let you know how the AJAX approach goes.

Chris Riley [PersonRank 3]

15 years ago #

I've updated it now to the AJAX version cgriley.com/tags/images/ it seems much quicker to load and I've used the AJAX to help provide feedback to the user as to where its at.

Hope you find the new version quicker.

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